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Old 11-13-2014, 02:25 PM   #1
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Pledge oil on aluminum?

My dealer said they used Pledge Revitalizing oil on the interior and exterior aluminum. Has any one else heard of this?
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Old 11-13-2014, 02:44 PM   #2
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The owner' manual for our 2014 Sport recommends Pledge Multi-Surface spray to clean the interior aluminum panels.


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Old 11-13-2014, 03:01 PM   #3
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Might make it shiny for a few days but there are certainly better choices for long term durability on the exterior.

A good quality auto polish on panels with CorrosionX treatment of raw panel edges, panel rivets, wheels, and exterior fittings would be an excellent choice.
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Old 11-13-2014, 04:46 PM   #4
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FWIW, I used Pledge for years on my SOB, and now with the AS there's nothing more convenient for removing squashed bugs and tar when you hit the campground for the night. Removes the stuck on stuff and leaves a wax. Ditto for the front of your TV. I would agree it's probably not #1 for the long term, but it sure is convenient between semi annual waxings.

I've heard that Lemon Pledge attracts bees, so I use Orange Pledge.
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Old 11-13-2014, 05:22 PM   #5
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In the WBCCI Blue Beret a couple of issues ago someone asked in the Airstream column what to use on the interior aluminum and Airstream recommended Pledge Orange.
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Old 11-14-2014, 09:12 AM   #6
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Thanks, It seems that airstream has recommended this as a cleaner to remove fingerprints etc. Though when I emailed airstream the fellow who answered said he'd never heard of this use? Anyway they recommend Walbernize Super Seal and Glaze to treat the exterior. Jeff
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Old 11-14-2014, 09:16 AM   #7
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We use Pledge Orange on our stainless steel appliances in our kitchen and it works great, i am going to try it on the interior of my Flying Cloud
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I use a product called 303 on the outside and inside It works great and very easy to use I bought it on Amazon .Spray it on and wipe it off Nothing sticks to it
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Don, I think the Aerospace 303 is recommended mostly for rubber gaskets around the door and windows. You're using it on inside aluminum as well?
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Old 11-14-2014, 01:27 PM   #10
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Years ago, when I took my ABATE motorcycle class, the older Harley guy that taught the class recommended using lemon pledge on everything on the bike (body, chrome, leather, plastic, rubber, etc.). I took his advice and used it until I sold my bike a few years ago. It worked great, did not attract ANY insects and was always the cheapest solution.
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They do make products for the rubber but I used it on my Airtream and it worked real nice I use it on my car & truck too and I ilke the way it cleans and waxes It last a little while . I have used Pledge and it smells nice but I always felt I could feel a film after applying it .
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picked up my new airstream couple weeks ago. The guy at the dealer that has been detailing all the new airstreams for the last 12 years uses WD40 and window cleaner. I watched him do two trailers. He would spray WD40, then spray foaming window cleaner over it and buff it out with a microfiber cloth. (50/50) It works, What can I say. Last year I went to a seminar at AlumaFlamingo and Tim Maxwell from Airstream says he uses Orange Pledge on interior of his airstream, I bought Orange Pledge and that is what I use on my interior. Works Great.
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Old 11-14-2014, 04:01 PM   #13
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Interesting thread
I will have to try the pledge idea? I agree it will not last as long or as a good wax, but it it works for ongoing washes that would be fine with me. I find its a real pain while I'm traveling to try and keep the unit clean. Between the road grim, bugs and tar it seems I'm always washing.

So is the recommendation to use pledge after a normal bucket wash to take the streaks and hard water spots?

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Lemon Pledge is recommrnded for interior walls of Airstreams, but no reason to think it wouldn't work as a detailer on exterior.
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